Islamic State claims full control of Iraq's Ramadi

May 17th, 2015  
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Topic: Islamic State claims full control of Iraq's Ramadi

Islamic State militants claimed full control of the western Iraqi city of Ramadi on Sunday in the biggest defeat for the Baghdad government since last summer. In a statement, the group said it had seized tanks and killed "dozens of apostates", its description for members of the Iraqi security forces. Ramadi is the capital of Iraq's western Anbar province, which is dominated by Sunni Muslims. It was the biggest victory for Islamic State in Iraq since security forces and Shi'ite paramilitary groups began pushing them back last year, aided by air strikes from a U.S.-led coalition.


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